Bertrand Meyer

Professeur UPMC

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Ouvrages et articles de vulgarisation scientifique

Dossier, Quand la Méditerranée se traversait à pied sec, Science et Avenir, Février 2009

B. Meyer, Chapitre sur la Tectonique active et la sismicité du bassin méditerranéen, in Géodynamique Méditerranéenne, Vuibert, collection Enseigner les sciences de la Terre, 2008.

P. Tapponnier, B. Meyer, F. Roger, Le Haut Plateau Tibétain: Des ensembles de bassins prisonniers, une montée en trois temps, in Himalaya-Tibet: Le choc des continents, CNRS Editons, pp106-111, 2002.

H. Lemeur, R. Lacassin, B. Meyer, Et si la faille des Cévennes était active, La Recherche, 79, 918-923, Octobre 1998.

B. Meyer, Séismes et failles actives, de la catastrophe naturelle à la prise en compte du risque sismique, Compte rendu du 114 ème congrès de l'AFAS, Peurs et espoirs du troisième millénaire, Sciences, 97-3, pp22-26, Revue du Palais de la Découverte, Paris, 1997.

B. Meyer, R.Armijo, Sismicité de l'Europe: cherchez la faille!, La Recherche, 79, 918-923, Septembre 1995

B. Meyer, R.Armijo, Sismicidad en Europa: buscar la falla!, Mundo Scientifico (traduction), 162, 976-981, Noviembre 1995.

B. Meyer, J.P. Avouac, Les chaînes intracontinentales, in Les grands phénomènes de la Nature, Sélection du Reader's Digest, Paris, 1993.


Articles dans des revues internationales à comité de lecture

67 - K. Le Dortz, B. Meyer,  Sébrier, M., R. Braucher, D. Bourlès, L. Benedetti, H. Nazari, M. Foroutan, interpreting scattered in-situ produced cosmogenic nuclide depth-profile data, Quaternary Geochronology, 11, 98-115, doi : 10.1016/j.quageo.2012.02.020, 2012.

66 – M. Foroutan, Sébrier, M., H. Nazari, B. Meyer, M. Fattahi, A. Rashidi, K Le Dortz and M. D. Bateman, New évidence for large earthquakes on the Central Iran Plateau : Paleosismology of the Anar fault, Geophysical Journal International, 189, 6-18, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2012.05365.x,  2012.

65 - F. Bache and 29 others including B. Meyer, A two-step procès for the reflooding of the Meditarranean after the Messinian Salinity Crises, Basin Research,  24, 125–153, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2117.2011.00521.x, 2012.

64 - V. Strak, S. Dominguez, C. Petit, B. Meyer, N. Loget, Interactions between normal fault slip and erosion on relief evolution : Insights from experimental modelling, Tectonophysics, 513, 1-19, 2011.

63 – Agard, P., Omrani, J., Jolivet, L., Whitechurch, H., Vrieliynck, B., Spakman, W., Monié, P., Meyer, B., and R. Wortel., Zagros orogeny : a subduction-dominated process, Geological magazine, doi:10.1017/S001675681100046X, 2011.

62 – Jacques, E., Kidane, T., Tapponnier, P., Manighetti, I., Gaudemer, Y., Meyer, B., Ruegg, J. C., Audin, L., Armijo, R., Normal Faulting during the August 1989 Earthquakes in Central Afar: Sequential Triggering and Propagation of Rupture along the Dobi Graben, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 101: 994-102, 2011.


61 – Le Dortz, K., Meyer, B.,  Sébrier, M., R. Braucher, H. Nazari, L. Benedetti, M. Fattahi, D. Bourlès, M. Foroutan, L. Siame, A. Rashidi and M. D. Bateman, dating inset terraces and offset fans along the Dehshir fault combining cosmogenic and OSL methods, Geophys. Journ. Int., 185, 1147-1174, doi :10.1111/j.1365-246X.2011.05010.x 2011.

60 – Fattahi, M., Nazari, H., Bateman, M.D., Meyer, B.,  Sébrier, M., Talebian, M., Le Dortz, K., Foroutan, M., Ahmadi Givi, F., and M. Ghorashi (2009). Refining the OSL age of the last earthquake on the Dheshir fault, Central Iran, Quaternary Geochronology, 5, 286-292, doi:10.1016/j.quageo.2009.04.005, 2010

59 – C. Petit, Meyer, B.,  Y. Gunnell, M. Jolivet, V. Sankov, V. Strak and N. Gonga-Saholiariliva. The height of faceted spurs, a proxy for determining long-term throw rates on normal faults : évidence from the North Baikal Rift System, Siberia, Tectonics, doi10.1029/2009TC002555, in press,  2009.


58 – Le Dortz, K., Meyer, B.,  Sébrier, Nazari, H., Braucher,  R ., Fattahi, M., Benedetti L., Foroutan M., Siame L., Bourlès D., Talebian M., Bateman M.D. and M. Ghoraishi, Holocene right-slip rate determined by cosmogenic and OSL dating on the Anar fault, Central Iran, Geophys. Journ. Int., 179, 700-710, doi :10.1111/j.1365-246X.2009.04309.x, 2009.

57 – H. Nazari, M. Fattahi, B. Meyer, M. Sébrier, M. Talebian , M. Forouttan, K. Le Dortz and M. Ghoraishi, First evidence for large earthquakes on the Deshir Fault, Central Iran Plateau, Terra Nova, 417-426, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3121.2009.00892.x, 2009

56 – M. C. Melinte-Dobrinescu, J-P. Suc, G. Clauzon, S-M. Popescu, R. Armijo, B. Meyer, D. Biltekin, N. Cagatay, G. Ucarkus, G. Jouannic, S. Fauquette and  Z. Cakir, The Messinian Salinity Crisis in the Dardanelles region: Chronostratigraphic constraints. Pal Pal Pal, 278, 24-39, 2009.

55 – C. Petit, Y. Gunnell, N. Gonga-Saholiariliva, B. Meyer, J. Séguinot, Faceted spurs at normal-fault scarps: Insights from numerical modeling, Journal of Geophysical Research, 114, B05403, doi: 10.1029/2008JB005955, 2009


54 - M. Peyret, , F. Rolandone, S. Dominguez, Y. Djamour and B. Meyer. Source model for the Mw 6.1, 31 March 2006, Chalan-Chulan Earthquake (Iran) from InSAR, Terra Nova, 20, 126?133, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3121.2008.00797.x, 2008.

53 - R. Lacassin, N. Arnaud, P.H. Leloup, R. Armijo and B. Meyer Syn-and post-orogenic exhumation of metamorphic rocks in North Aegean, eEarth, 2, 51-63, 2007.

52 - B. Meyer and K. Le Dortz, Strike-slip kinematics in Central and Eastern Iran : estimating fault slip-rates averaged over the Holocene, Tectonics, 6, TC5009, doi:10.1029/2006TC002073, 2007.

51 - N. Pondard, R. Armijo, G. King, B. Meyer, F. Flerit, Fault interactions in the Sea of Marmara pull-apart (North Anatolian Fault) : Earthquake clustering and propagating earthquake sequences, Geophysical Journal International, 171,1185-1197, 2007.

50 - Beck, C., B Mercier de Lépinay, J-L Schneider, M Cremer, N Çagatay, E Wendenbaum, S Boutareaud, G Ménot, S Schmidt, O Weber, K Eris, R Armijo, B Meyer, N Pondard, M-A Gutscher and the MARMACORE Cruise Party. Late Quaternary co-seismic sedimentation in the Sea of Marmara's deep basins. Sedimentary Geology, 199, 65-89,. doi:10.1016/j.sedgeo.2005.12.031, 2007.

49 - B. Meyer, M. Sébrier, and D. Dimitrov, Rare destructive earthquakes in Europe: The 1904 Bulgaria event case., Earth and Planet Sc. Let., 253, 485-496, 2007.

48 - P. Agard, P. Monié, W. Gerber, J. Omrani, M. Molinaro, L. Labrousse, B. Vrielynck, B. Meyer, L. Jolivet and P. Yamato, Transient, syn-obduction exhumation of Zagros blueschists inferred from P?T, deformation, time and kinematic constraints: Implications for Neotethyan wedge dynamics, J. Geophys. Res. 111 p. B11401, 2006.

47 - F. Mouthereau, O. Lacombe and B. Meyer, The Zagros folded belt (Fars, Iran) : Constraints from topography and critical wedge modelling, Geophys. Journal Int., 165, 336-356, 2006.

46 - O. Lacombe, F. Mouthereau , S. Kargar, and B. Meyer, Late Cenozoic and modern stress fields in the western Fars (Iran) : Implications for the tectonic and kinematic evolution of central Zagros, Tectonics, 25, TC1003, doi :10.1029/2005TC001831, 2006.

45 - B. Meyer, F. Mouthereau, O. Lacombe and P. Agard, Evidence for Quaternary activity along the Deshir Fault: Implication for the Tertiary tectonics of Central Iran, Geophys. Journal Int., 164, 192-201, doi :10.1111/j.1365-246X.2005.02784, 2006.

44 - R. Armijo, N. Pondard, B.. Meyer, B. Mercier de Lépinay, G. Uçarkus and the MARMARASCARPS cruise party Submarine fault scarps in the Sea of Marmara pull-apart (North Anatolian Fault): implications for seismic hazard in Istanbul, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 6, Q06009, doi:10.1029/2004GC000896, 2005.

43 - Rigo A., J-B de Chabalier, B. Meyer, and R. Armijo, The 1995 Kozani-Grevena (northern Greece) earthquake revisisted : an improved faulting model from synthetic aperture radar interferometry, Geophys, J. Int., 157, 727-736, 2004.

42 - Flerit, F., R. Armijo, G. King, and B. Meyer, The mechanical interaction between the propagating North Anatolian Fault and the back-arc extension in the Aegean, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 224, 347-362, 2004.
41 - Armijo, R., F. Flerit, G. King, and B. Meyer, Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanics explains the past and present evolution of the Aegean, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 217, 85-95, 2003.


40 - Flerit, F., R. Armijo, G.C.P. King, B. Meyer  and A. Barka, Slip partitioning in the Sea of Marmara Pull-Apart determined from GPS velocity vectors, Geophys. J. Int., 154, 1-7, 2003.

39 - A. Hubert-Ferrari, G.C.P. King, I. Manighetti, R. Armijo, B. Meyer and P. Tapponnier, Long-term Elasticity in the Continental Lithosphere; Modelling the Aden Ridge Propagation and the Anatolian Extrusion Process, Geophys. Journ. Int, 153, 111-132, 2003.

38 - Cakir, Z., Barka A.A., De Chabalier J.B., Armijo R. and B. Meyer, November 12, 1999 (Mw=7.2) Düzce earthquake deduced from SAR interferometry, Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 12, 105-118, 2003.

37 - Cakir, Z., De Chabalier J.B., Armijo R., B. Meyer, Barka A.A., G. Peltzer, Coseismic and early post-seismic slip associated with the 1999 Izmit earthquake (Turkey), from SAR interferometry and tectonic field observations, Geophys. Journ. Int, 155, 93-110, 2003.

36 - C. Vigny, J. Chéry and 27 others including B. Meyer, GPS Network monitor the western Alps over a five year period : 1993-1998, Journal of Geodesy, 63-76, 2002.

35 - H.S. Akyuz, R. Hartleb, A. Barka, E. Altunel, G. Sunal, B. Meyer, R. Armijo, J.B. de Chabalier, Field observattions and slip distribution odf the November 12, 1999 Duzce earthquake (M=7.1), Bolu-Turkey, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., special volume 92, 61-66, 2002

34 - A. Barka, H.S . Akyûz, G. Sunal, Z. Cakir, A. Dikba, B. Yerli, R. Armijo, B. Meyer, J.B. de Chabalier, T. Rockwell, J.R. Dolan, R. Hartleb, T. Dawson, S. Christofferson, A. Tuc ker, T. Fumal, R. langridge, H. Stenner, W. Lettis, J. Bachhuber, W. Page, The August 17, 199 Izmit earthquake, M=7.4, Eastern Marmara region, Turkey : study of surface rupture and slip distribution, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., special volume 92, 43-60, 2002

33 - R. Armijo, B. Meyer, S. Navarro and G.C.P. King, Asymmetric Slip partitionning in the Marmara pull-apart : A clue to propagation process of the North Anatolian Fault, Terra Nova, 14, 80-86, 2002

32 - A Hubert-Ferrari, R. Armijo, G.C.P. King, B. Meyer and A. Barka, Morphology, displacement and slip rates along the North Anatolian Fault (Turkey), Journal of Geophysical Research, 107, ETG 9-1-9-33(10.1029/2001JB000393), 2002.

31 - B. Meyer, R. Armijo, D. Dimitrov. Active faulting in SW Bulgaria. Possible surface rupture of the 1904 Struma earthquake, Geophysical Journal Interrnational, 148, 246-255, 2002.

30 - Van Der Woerd J., P. Tapponnier, F.J. Ryerson, A.S. Mériaux, B. Meyer, Yves Gaudemer, R. Finkel, M. Caffee, Zhao G., Xu Z., Uniform post-glacial slip-rate along the central 600 km of the Kunlun Fault (Tibet), from 26Al, 10Be and 14C dating of riser offsets, and climatic origin of the regional morphology, Geophys. J. Int., 148, 356-388, 2002

29 - X. Le Pichon, A.M.C. Sengör, E. Demirbag, C. Rangin, R. Armijo, N. Görür, N. Cagatay, B. Mercier de Lepinay, B. Meyer, R. Saatcilar, B. Tok. The active Main Marmara Fault, Earth and Planetary Science letter, 192, 595-616, 2001.

28 - P.Tapponnier, Xu  Zhiquin, F. Roger, B. Meyer, N. Arnaud, G. Wittlinger and Yang Jingsui. Oblique stepwise rise and growth of the Tibet Plateau, Science, 294, 1671-1677, 2001.

27 - G.C.P. King, A. Hubert, S.S. Nalbant, B. Meyer, R. Armijo and D. Bowman, Les interactions de la contrainte de Coulomb et le séisme du 17 août 1999 à Izmit en Turquie, Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des Sciences, 9, 557-570, 2001.

26 - R. Lacassin, P. Tapponnier, B. Meyer, R. Armijo, Was the Trevaresse Thrust the source of the 1909 Lambesc (Provence) earthquake? Historical and geomorphic evidence, Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des Sciences., 9, 571-581, 2001.

25 - Van Der Woerd J., P. Tapponnier, Xu Xiwei, B. Meyer, F.J. Ryerson, A.S. Mériaux, Rapid active thrusting  along the Northwestern rangefront of the Tanghe Nan Shan (Western Gansu, China), Journal of Geophysical Research, 106, 30475-30504, 2001.

24 - Van Der Woerd J.,  F.J. Ryerson, P. Tapponnier, A.S. Mériaux, Y. Gaudemer, B. Meyer, R. Finkel, M. Caffee, Zhao G., Xu Z., Uniform slip rate along the Kunlun fault: implications for seismic behavior and large scale tectonics, Geophys. Res. Letter, 27, 16, 2352-2356, 2000

23 - Armijo R., B. Meyer, A. Hubert, and A. Barka,  Westwards Propagation of the North Anatolin Fault into the Northern Aegean: Timing and kinematics, Reply to the comment by C. Yaltirak, M. Sakinç and F. Oktay, Geology,  188-189, 2000.

22 - Hubert-Ferrari A., A. Barka, E. Jacques, S. S. Nalbant, B. Meyer, R. Armijo, P. Tapponnier and G. C. P. King, Seismic hazard in the Marmara  Sea following the 17 August 1999 Izmit earthquake, Nature, 404, 269-273, 2000.

21 - L. Benedetti,  P. Tapponnier, G.C.P. King, B. Meyer  and I. Manighetti, Growth folding and active thrusting in the Montello region, Veneto, Northen Italy, Jour. Geophys. Res., 105, 739-766, 2000.

20 - Armijo R., B. Meyer, A. Hubert, and A. Barka, Westwards Propagation of the North Anatolin Fault into the Northern Aegean: Timing and kinematics,  Geology,  27, 3, 267-270, 1999.

19 - R. Lacassin, B. Meyer, L. Benedetti, R. Armijo, P. Tapponnier, Réponse aux commentaires de Ambert et al., Mattauer, Sébrier et al., à la note "Signature morphologique de l'activité de la faille des Cévennes (Languedoc, France), Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des Sciences, 327, 861-866, 1998.

18 - Métivier F., Gaudemer Y., Tapponnier P., and B. Meyer, Northeastward growth of the Tibet plateau deduced from balanced reconstruction of two depositional areas: the Qaidam and Hexi corridor basins, China, 17, 823-842, Tectonics., 1998.

17 - B. Meyer., R. Armijo, D. Massonnet, J.B. de Chabalier, C. Delacourt, J.C. Ruegg, J. Achache, P. Briole, and D. Papanastassiou, Results from combining tectonic observations and SAR interferometry for the  1995 Grevena Earthquake: A summary,  Journal of Geodynamics,  vol. 26, 255-259, 1998.

16 - B. Meyer., Tapponnier P., L. Bourjot, F. Métivier, Y. Gaudemer, G. Peltzer, Guo Shunmin, and Chen Zhitai., Crustal thickening in Gansu-Qinghai, lithospheric mantle subduction, and oblique, strike slip controlled growth of the Tibet Plateau, Geophysical Journal International., 135, 1-47, 1998.

15 - R. Lacassin, B. Meyer, L. Benedetti, R. Armijo, P. Tapponnier, Signature morphologique de l'activité de la faille des Cévennes (Languedoc, France), Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des Sciences., 11, 807-815, 1998.

14 - B. Meyer., R. Armijo, D. Massonnet, J.B. de Chabalier, C. Delacourt, J.C. Ruegg, J. Achache, and D. Papanastassiou, Comment on "Geodetic investigation of the 13 May Kozani-Grevena (Greece) earthquake" by Clarke et al., Geophys. Res. Letter  , 25, 129-130, 1998.

13 - P. Bernard, P. Briole, B. Meyer, H. Lyon-Caen, J-M Gomez, C. Tiberi, C. Berge, R. Cattin, D. Hatzfeld, C. Lachet, B. Lebrun, A. Deschamps, F. Courboulex, C. Laroque, A. Rigo, D. Massonnet, P. Papadimitriou, J. Kassaras, D. Diagourtas, K. Makropoulos, G. Veis, E. Papazisi, C. Mitsakaki, V. Karakostas, E. Papadimitriou, D. Papanastassiou, M. Chouliaris, and G. Stavrakakis, The Ms = 6.2, June 15, 1995 Aigion earthquake (Greece): evidence for low angle faulting in the Corinth Rift, Journal of Seismology, 1: 131-150, 1997.

11 - A. Hubert, G.C.P. King, R. Armijo, B. Meyer, and D. Papanastassiou, Fault re-activation, stress interaction and rupture propagation of the 1981 Corinth earthquake sequence, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 142, pp 573-585, 1996.

12 - B. Meyer, R. Armijo, D. Massonnet, J.B. de Chabalier, C. Delacourt, J.C. Ruegg, J. Achache, P. Briole, and D. Papanastassiou, The 1995 Grevena (Northern Greece) earthquake: fault model constrained with tectonic observations and SAR interferometry, Geophys. Res. Letter, 23, n° 19, 2677-2680, 1996.

10 - R. Armijo, B. Meyer, G.C.P. King, A. Rigo, D. Papanastassiou, Quaternary evolution of the Corinth Rift and its implications for the evolution of the Aegean, Geophysical Journal International, 126, pp11-53, 1996.
9 - B. Meyer, P. Tapponnier, Y. Gaudemer, G. Peltzer, Guo Shunmin, and Chen Zhitai, Rate of left-lateral movement along the easternmost segment of the Altyn Tagh fault, east of 96°E (China), Geophysical Journal International, 124, 29-44, 1996.


8 - D. Hatzfeld, J. Nord, A. Paul, R. Guiguet, P. Briole, J-C Ruegg, R. Cattin,  R. Armijo, B. Meyer, A. Hubert, P. Bernard, K. Macropoulos, V. Karakostas, C. Papaioannou, D. Papanastassiou, and G. Veis, The Kozani-Grevena (Greece) earthquake of May 13, 1995, Ms=6.6, Preliminary results of a field multidisciplinary survey, Seimological Research Letters, 66, 6, 61-70, 1995.

7 - Y. Gaudemer, P. Tapponnier, B. Meyer, G. Peltzer, Guo S., Chen Z., Dai H., and I. Cifuentes, Partitioning of crustal slip between linked active faults in the eastern Qilian Shan, and evidence for a major seismic gap, the "Tianzhu gap", on the western Haituan fault, Gansu (China), Geophysical Journal International, 120:3, pp 599-645, 1995.

6 - B. Meyer, R. Lacassin, J. Brulhet, B. Mouroux, The Basel 1356 earthquake: which fault produced it?, Terra Nova, 6, 54-63, 1994.

5 - J.P. Avouac, B. Meyer, P. Tapponnier, On the growth of normal faults and the existence of flats and ramps along the El Asnam active fold and thrust system, Tectonics, vol.11, pp 1-11, 1992.

4 - P. Tapponnier, B. Meyer, J.P. Avouac, G. Peltzer, Y. Gaudemer, Guo S., Xiang H., Yin K., Chen Z., Cai S., and Dai H., Active thrusting and folding in the Qilian Shan, and decoupling between upper crust and mantle in northestern Tibet, Earth and Planetary Science Letters., 97, pp. 382-403, 1990.

3 - B. Meyer, M. Meghraoui, P. Tapponnier, Comparaisons morphologiques des escarpements inverses et normaux synchrones du tremblement de terre d'El Asnam, Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des Sciences., t. 310, Série II, pp. 139-146, 1990.

2 - B. Meyer, J.P. Avouac, P. Tapponnier, M. Meghraoui, Mesures topographiques et modélisation sur le segment SW de la zone faillée d'El Asnam , Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France., (8), t. VI, n°3, pp. 447-456, 1990.

1 - G. Peltzer, P. Tapponnier, Y. Gaudemer, B. Meyer, Guo S., Yin K., Chen Z. and Dai H., Offsets of late Quaternary morphology, and recurrence of large earthquakes on the Chang Ma fault (Gansu, China), Journal of Geophysical Research, 93, pp 7793-7812, 1988.